|JEANNE AND JOHN DONAHE V|
with Bob and Joann
at Silver Springs.
|Bringing in the New Year - 1998.
Bob, Joann, Jeanne, Fred, and Charlotte.
|On Town Square.
Jeanne's brother Bob; Bob's wife, Mary; Jeanne; and Mary's mother, Margaret.
|In front of our home.
Jeanne and Mary sporting their new golfing hats.
time Minnesota friends, Joe and Bev.
Joe and I worked together for 30 years.
We also camped throughout much of the wilderness of Minnesota,
with our children and their son and three daughters.
At times we didn't know if the wildness was in the woods or the camp site.
Ready to push-off with Frank and Mary, left, on the Little Wekiva River.
The Little Wekiva is a pristine narrow, shallow river obstructed by low hanging branches, tree stumps, and rocks. It twists and winds for 4 miles until it runs into the Big Wekiva River.
The Big Wekiva River is much wider with a smooth slower current, which was ideal for leisurely drifting. We canoed 5 miles on it for a total of 9 miles, which we completed in a little over 6 hours.
Both rivers were extremely peaceful and very scenic, but the Little Wekiva required much more work maneuvering all the turns and obstacles. We saw numerous herons, egrets, and turtles, but unfortunately no alligators. The rivers are also "untamed", so we had to make our way into the rough woods and undergrowth for our picnic lunch and "pit" stops.
In spite of the quiet and beautiful scenery, all good things come to an end, and we unseasoned, stiff, sore canoers were rather pleased when our final destination came into view.
|Frank and Mary navigating around a low hanging oak limb on the Little Wekiva River.|